Top 10 Reasons to Participate

  1. Written and taped comments by nationally recognized adjudicators
  2. Post-performance session focused uniquely on just your orchestra with a notable clinician
  3. Separate middle school competition
  4. Performance experience
  5. Earn a national honor and award that showcases your orchestra - not only in your community, but across the country
  6. Showcase your orchestra’s talent to a national audience
  7. Connect with other programs and students
  8. Visit vendors focused solely on strings
  9. Education programs targeted to middle and high school students
  10. Visit a unique destination like Albuquerque with a rich heritage, New Mexican cuisine, museums, outdoor adventures


See the list of 2019 NOF invited groups!